Giant Trance Advanced SX, should I?
Thinking of replacing the SB66c with one of those new fangled 650b bikes and the above Trance model seems to tick the boxes for me as my one and only bike for trail and general AM duties.Posted 4 years ago
General price seems good (compared with the Bronsons and Mach6’s out there) but lack of real world review is making me hesitant, however to get a good deal I need to plonk down a deposit in the next 2 days.
Please Trance Advanced SX, or Trance owners in general, let me know how good they are?
Hi, thanks for the feedback so far, will try to get my leg over a standard Trance to see if the top tube could pinch the old chap when standing. Expecting an April delivery if I drop the deposit.Posted 4 years ago
Been riding Santa Cruz or Yeti’s for the last few years but friends who have been riding Anthems and Trances over the last 2 years cant speak highly enough of them, and the pricing and kit is good compared to the popular boutique brands.fatgitMember
HiPosted 4 years ago
There is a good/bronze coloured one in Iron Horse Cyclery in Darlington.
Not sure of size-could be medium or large but it’s about£1800.
Looks like a mix of kit-Zee cranks 1×10, Deore brakes but I think it has a Fox 34 fork and a decent wheel set and a dropper post.
If I was looking for a one and only bike could be tempted
Owned a few Giants with the Maestro suspension.
Looks like the geometry is up to date on the SX, but in the past they were a touch steep and short.
Very reliable and the alu frames are lovely and light.
The suspension action is very neutral, which I used to like – but would now look for something with a bit more tautness.Posted 4 years ago
They’re too square. I’d never run anything longer than a 40mm stem these days but that length stem on a medium is ridiculously short. The large reach with a 40mm is fine but then the top tube/seat tube is nearly as high as my road bike.
Shame as the geo is okay (but still too steep), the suspension is good, build quality is great etc. They’re just a bit too conservative/dated with sizing.Posted 4 years ago
Well I have bitten the bullet and put a deposit down for a medium with delivery in April, the price offered by my LBS was to good to miss, especially for a carbon front frame with X01, Float X shock, Talas upfront, dropper, Avid 9 Brakes and carbon rims (own brand but with DT Swiss Hubs).Posted 4 years ago
Buying in Hong Kong, but for you in the UK the price in GBP worked out around 3050, not too shoddy.
RE: Overdrive, its seems I can get a shorter stem via CRC or local shops, 1.5″ is not that rare.
BR & OW, a nice bonus and a hankering to try 650b plus not impressed with the SB75 is the main reason, I should also get a reasonable price for my XX1 & Pike equipped SB66c which should cover a large part of this bikes purchase.Posted 4 years ago
TH, tried friends 29ers, and apart from the Niner RDO I just couldn’t feel the love, however been on both Scott 710 and a Bronson and did.
Was thinking of a Bronson but I just can’t see the value, it’s nearly 35% more expensive than the Trance here but not 35% the improvement (opinions may vary), also I know 3 people who I ride with who have them!
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